1) Happy feast of Saint Lucy, party people! We are having a fabulous feast over here completely with sweaty 25 degree weather, which is practically tropical compared to the 4 degree days we were having earlier this week. Look! No coat!
2) I am a little overly proud of myself for doing a few "traditional" things for the feast day. I read somewhere that the eldest girl of the house is supposed to wear a wreath of evergreen with candles on it and serve coffee and sweet rolls to the whole family. Here is my rendition:
No evergreen, so cheaply fashioned fabric rose head gear with birthday candles it was! Plus Bernadette created her own role in the day by dressing up as the "virgin of the Immaculate Conception", and all parties were happy. Naomi did flip on the coffee switch as well, which she was extremely excited about.
3) I made this overnight cinnamon roll recipe to serve this morning and let's just say- in a hushed whisper tone so as to not offend- it blew pioneer woman's out of the water. Just saying. Although I did still use her amazing maple frosting recipe because it will always kick every other cinnamon roll frosting's behind.
4) Lucy was especially excited about the sugar-filled breakfast she enjoyed in honor of her name sake and patroness and was in rare form during the consumption:
5) I wrote this post on Saint Lucy's feast day last year and woke up this morning feeling all the same things I felt last year on this day that inspired me to write it. But I will spare you another rant of a post about how I love my fertility and love having babies and just link to it if you're interested.
6) Off the feast day topic and on to a very important question: do you read Regina's blog? Please say "yes" because if not you are missing out! Read this one that she wrote yesterday first since it encapsulates the awesomeness of the blog and hilarious wit ever-present in all of her posts. Go forth!
7) I have been GREATLY enjoying this Advent at Ephesus cd so far this... wait for it... Advent.
check it. But this cd is my ticket to trying to be a little bit more focused on the preparation part of the season, I highly recommend it.